Sorø Municipality

Sorø Municipality is a municipality (Danish, kommune) in Region Sjælland on the island of Zealand (Sjælland) in east Denmark. The municipality covers an area of 317 km2 (122 sq mi), and has a total population of 29,331 (2015).[1] The main town and the site of its municipal council is the town of Sorø. Other towns in the municipality are Dianalund, Stenlille, and Ruds Vedby.

Sorø Municipality

Sorø Kommune

Coat of arms
CountryDenmark
RegionRegion Zealand
SeatSorø
Government
  MayorGert Jørgensen (C)
Area
  Total311.05 km2 (120.10 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 1, 2012)
  Total29,400
  Density95/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
IslandZealand
Municipal code340
Websitewww.soroe.dk

On 1 January 2007 Sorø municipality was, as the result of Kommunalreformen ("The Municipal Reform" of 2007), merged with existing Dianalund and Stenlille municipalities to form the new Sorø municipality.

Urban areas

The ten largest urban areas in the municipality are:[1]

#LocalityPopulation (2015)
1Sorø7,754
2Dianalund4,003
3Frederiksberg3,461
4Stenlille2,073
5Ruds Vedby1,716
6Fjenneslev795
7Nyrup422
8Munke Bjergby315
9Vedde302
10Tersløse250

The city of Sorø

The city of Sorø has a population of 7,754 (2015)[1] and is the site of both the municipal council and the county council. It was scheduled to be regional seat for Region Sjælland, one of the five new regions to be implantated in Denmark 1 January 2007.

While by no means the biggest city in Denmark, it has great historical value. It was founded in 1161 by Bishop Absalon, later the founder of Copenhagen, and is the site of Sorø Academy (Danish Sorø Akademi) and Sorø Klosterkirke, the church where Absalon is buried, along with other notable Danes, including royalty. Queen Margaret I of Denmark was buried at this church until moved to Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde.

References

  1. "Statistikbanken". Danmarks Statistik. Retrieved 2015-12-22.

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